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A Morning Meditation That Will Improve Your Entire Day

If you are a morning person, you love to spring out of bed refreshed, renewed, and ready for action. And if, like me, you aren't a morning person, …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Adjustable Desk Accessory Transforms a Sitting Desk into a Standing One

Many of us spend most of our day sitting down and have probably heard about how detrimental it is to our health. A standing desk is great way to combat the negative effects of sitting, but not everyone wants to buy an entirely new piece of furniture. The <i>LIFT</i> by Phoenix-based company iSkelter is a …

George Orwell on Writing and the Four Questions Great Writers Must Ask Themselves

<b>George Orwell</b> (June 25, 1903–January 21, 1950) was a man of unflinching idealism who made no apologies for making his convictions clear, be they about the ethics of journalism, the universal motives of writing, or the golden rules for making tea — but never more so than in his now-legendary essay …

The latest news on the ozone layer shows we can solve big environmental problems

Here’s a rare thing these day: Two pieces of good news on the environment in just one week.<p>A few days ago, we reported on how the population of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has bounced back to nearly where it was before whaling. Now there's news that the ozone layer is making a comeback of …

Superbugs meet their match in rapid genome sequencing

It was the first sign of trouble. Three babies on the special care ward at Rosie Hospital in Cambridge tested positive for the MRSA superbug. Fearing an outbreak of the dangerous organism, managers ordered a deep clean. Staff duly disinfected the ward and went back to work as normal. Four days …

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

• <b>Author:</b> Mignon Fogarty<p><b>Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller</b><p>Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether?<p>Grammar Girl is here to help!<p>Mignon …

Balancing Daily Protein Intake Across Meals Increases Muscle Protein

Although we’re a long way from New Year’s resolutions, summertime sometimes motivates us to start exercise programs (with apologies to our readers in the winter of the Southern Hemisphere). The length of daylight and time for vacations seem to prod many of us to get outdoors and break a sweat more …

ACLS Algorithms

Every student should take an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) class before their sub-internship / externship. Although you may find that by the …

MIT’s FingerReader Helps The Blind Read With A Swipe Of A Digit

At MIT’s Media Labs, researchers Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber and others are working on the “FingerReader,” a ring-like device that straps itself around your finger and reads printed text out loud with a synthesized voice, thanks to a mounted camera and heavily modified open source software.<p>The …

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The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not …

The surprising science of happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune …

Happiness

Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents'

It's called the "Flynn effect" -- the fact that each generation scores higher on an IQ test than the generation before it. Are we actually getting …

Grandparents

A tale of mental illness -- from the inside

"Is it okay if I totally trash your office?" It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks …

The habits of happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, …

Happiness

3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of …

Apple Working On New Environmental Sensors For Mobile Devices

Apple potentially wants your next iPhone (or maybe an iWatch) to be able to detect humidity, atmospheric pressure and temperature data according to a couple of new patents spotted by AppleInsider today. One of the patents describes a sensor package that could detect temperature, pressure, humidity …

Mobile Security: Actions Speak Louder than Words

<b>Mobile security is a top concern for IT and business leaders. This guest authored blog series with</b> <b>Dimension Data</b> <b>explores how organizational leaders can work together to mitigate concern and implement clearly defined policies to achieve mobility goals. We are pleased to introduce our guest author</b> …

British Gas' smart Hive thermostat can now respond to a home owner's location

Since its launch nearly seven months ago, British Gas' connected thermostat, the Hive, has enjoyed steady succcess. Now operational in more 75,000 British homes, it recently gained another competitor in Nest, the learning thermostat now owned by Google, so news of the company's new feature rollout …

These smart headphones sound better than Beats & let you chat with musicians

Gary Chen, a serial entrepreneur in China’s music industry, never believed digital music content could be a significant revenue source for musicians.<p>But fans who’d buy anything related to stars they like can be a huge revenue stream. So Chen wants to help musicians worldwide bytaking advantage of …

The gadgets that changed your life

When we asked you to tell us which gadgets changed your life, our goal was to arrive at a simple list of important devices. Instead, we learned how some of the products we talk about on Engadget every day make such a profound impact on your life.<p>Remember when Facebook bought Oculus VR a few weeks …

What the Galaxy Gear taught Samsung about smartwatches

With countless (well, a lot of) Gear 2 watch straps and just under eight wearables -- a mix of Gear 2s, Gear 2 Neos and Gear Fits -- on the table in front of us during our interview with Samsung designers, the impression is that the company taking its wearables <i>very</i> seriously. There were just six …

The Science of Mood in Animals: Can Pets Be Depressed?

<i>“What were the secrets of the animal’s likeness with, and unlikeness from man?”</i> John Berger pondered in his influential meditation on our relationship with animals. <i>“The secrets whose existence man recognized as soon as he intercepted an animal’s look.”</i> And yet for all the progress we’ve made, for …

Malingering vs Factitious Disorder

<b>M</b>alingering → si<b>M</b>ulation of Sx for secondary gain (<b>M</b>oney, drugs, absents of work,”cold feet” = afraid to get <b>M</b>arried). <b>It’s not a disorder</b>.<b>FAK</b>titious …